Category: News

Ciputra golf

Major Ciputra Golf and Cultural Events Tipped to Boost Foreign Tourism

Two major tourism events are expected to boost the number of visitors to Indonesia in the long term, including the recent Ciputra Golf Championship.

Indonesia and Google Reach Tax Settlement

Tech giant Google has agreed to pay taxes as a settlement, Indonesia’s Finance Minister has announced. Does this mean for the month-long dispute between the country...

Teachers Criminalised Under Child Protection Act: Legal Claim

A group of teachers is taking on the law in the Constitutional Court with a case claiming the criminalisation of teaching under the Child Protection Act after a string...

Bintan

Bintan Takes On the Maldives With Water Villa Resort Development

The Bintan development will take inspiration from the world's top tourist destination Maldives, which also boasts stunning waters and natural beauty.

Qatar

Qatar’s Diplomatic Crisis: What Does it Mean For Indonesia?

The aftershocks of the diplomatic fall-out between Qatar and other countries in the Middle East region has rippled around the world, including to Indonesia.

GrabHeli Hits The Skies Above World’s Worst Traffic

The dream of many stuck in Jakarta’s world-record traffic is one step closer to coming true after ride-hailing app Grab tipped plans to offer a helicopter service to...

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Pancasila Promotion Group Inaugurated Amid Intolerance Fears

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has confirmed the members for his Pancasila working group initiative, which will promote the values underpinning the state’s...

Persecution act

Persecution and Harassment on Rise in Divided Indonesia

The Anti Persecution Coalition has received 87 reported cases of persecution from January to June this year, highlighting the rapid increase.

Qatar Airways

Garuda Indonesia Fills Qatar Airways Demand Amid Political Tensions

Qatar Airways has been banned from flying through most of the Middle East’s airspace, leaving Garuda Indonesia to fill the gap.

No More Happy Endings for Bali Spas

The crackdown on Bali’s so-called happy ending parlours continues, with massage parlours in Legian and Denpasar the latest to be raided. The River View Spa in Jalan...

OPEC

Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates Invites Indonesia to Re-Join OPEC

Although domestic crude oil production is still insufficient to meet local demand, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have invited Indonesia to rejoin OPEC.

Terror Threat No Match For Bali-Bound Holiday Makers

The threat of terrorism throughout the region has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Australian holiday goers who continue to flock to the resort beaches of Bali,...

sea patrol

Navy, Water Police Step Up Sea Patrols Amid Philippine Violence

The Indonesian Navy and Water Police have stepped up sea patrols in the Halmahera Sea, amid fears of terrorists entering from the South Philippines.

Japanese Surf Instructor Drowns Off Bali Coast

Experienced and amateur surfers alike have been warned to stay safe in Bali’s famous waters after Japanese surf instructor drowned at a beach nearby the Ngurah Rai...